Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Halo

Microsoft announces console bundle, wireless controller for Halo 4

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Microsoft revealed a new Halo 4-themed Xbox 360 bundle and new wireless controller at Comic-Con. The Limited Edition ‘Halo 4′ bundle will hit store shelves on November 6 and include a custom system, standard copy of the game, wired headset, built-in Wi-Fi, Live tokens for exclusive in-game and avatar marketplace content, two themed controllers, and a 320GB hard drive. The front-panel green lights will also be blue, fitting with the game’s color scheme. The controller will sport a United Nations Space Command theme, with the UNSC’s emblem on a translucent body, and a glowing blue Xbox button. An Avatar T-Shirt will also be included.

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Halo 4 to get Limited Edition, Infinity Multiplayer detailed

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Microsoft released a flurry of Halo 4 information today. The 343 Industries-developed entry will launch on November 6 in a standard edition as well as a Limited Edition. The decked-out premium version, detailed below, was announced alongside details about the expanded multiplayer component, now known as Halo Infinity Multiplayer.

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Halo 4 coming this November

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Microsoft has revealed November 6, 2012 as the official release date for Halo 4. 343 Industries’ follow-up to Halo: Reach will be a direct sequel to and set four years after Halo 3. Phil Spencer of Microsoft stated that Halo 4 marks the first entry in a new trilogy “that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences.”

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The Forerunner Saga continues with the release of Halo: Primordium

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Greg Bear’s (Eon, The Forge of God) Forerunner Saga continues today with the release of Halo: Primordium, the second release in the ongoing series that delves deeper into the universe before the time of Master Chief. Published by Tor Books, Primordium follows Cryptum in further detailing the events leading up to the games. After the destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans find themselves on a damaged Halo and in the sights of a being claiming to be the Last Precursor.

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary “Living Monument” site opens

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary’s release is nearly here. Starting at midnight, a few lucky fans will be able to meet some of the crew from 343 Industries and Certain Affinity when they grab their copy at one of the launch parties. Fans who can’t make it to one of Microsoft’s events (listed below) can still contribute to the festivities by heading to HaloLivingMonument.com and uploading pictures of their favorite “Halo” moments, which will then be used to form a 3D mosaic image of the Chief. Submissions can also be rated and shared on Facebook and Twitter. Fans who contribute will find their additions included in a live-action tribute video that will serve as a nod to the series’ devoted.

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary midnight launch, festivities info

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Microsoft is celebrating Halo: Combat Evolved’s ten-year anniversary with its very own decennalia. On November 15, over a dozen retailers will open their doors at midnight for the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The updated re-release, which will include maps from across the series, new features (Live co-op, new challenges, and a Firefight map), and Kinect support, will be available for $39.99 at midnight, but the festivities will kick off at 10 p.m. on November 13. Thirteen Microsoft Stores, listed below, will host friendly tournaments with free pizza and Monster Energy drinks, giveaways for the first 100 people in line as well as the first 100 to snag a copy, and a contest to win a limited Halo: Anniversary 360 console skin.

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Tor releases BioShock: Rapture, details on Halo: Primordium and The Moon Maze Game

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Tor has had a busy week. In addition to Comic-Con, the company has not only released a new title expanding the BioShock universe but also details on the upcoming Halo: Primordium and The Moon Maze Game. The big news, though, is the release of BioShock: Rapture. Penned by John Shirley (Eclipse, Black Glass), Rapture is a prequel to the first game and details Andrew Ryan’s rise and the founding of the now-famous underwater city. Gamers interested to find out more about life before the civil war can pick up a copy for $14.99.

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Tor announces Halo: Grasslands, first in new trilogy

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Science-fiction publisher Tor Books has revealed the title and cover for the first of their next Halo trilogy, Halo: Grasslands. Author Karen Traviss has dabbled in the Halo universe before with a short story in Halo: Evolutions, Human Weakness. The upcoming trilogy will continue the story of the characters from Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, exploring their role in the events following Halo 3.

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